Smart Home Security Costs Less Than You Think
How much do you think it costs to install a smart home security system? Many homeowners believe installing a modern residential security system is costly, but holding off could cost a lot more in the long run.
We’ve been to many homes that have experienced a break-in or damages relating to fire, flooding and more. We see People going through anxiety, spending a lot of money on insurance deductibles and endless hours replacing their valuables. Is it worth it to go through the anxiety, stress and feeling vulnerable? What is your time worth to file an insurance claim and provide documentation of all the valuables that need to be replaced? What are your keepsakes worth that can’t be replaced? Most home owners install a security system after the fact so they don’t have to go through the pain again.
These days, you can easily find affordable security solutions for your home without “burning” a hole in your budget.
- PROTECT YOUR HOME AND FAMILY FROM INTRUDERS
The first reason to consider installing a smart home security system is that it provides protection for the things that matter most – your home, your belongings, and your family. Installing a home alarm system deters burglars from breaking and entering. Intruders often avoid the homes with security warning signage and appear to be protected. You are 400% less likely to experience a break-in when you have a monitored home security system. The insurance companies agree and provide discounts of 10% to 25% (because their risk of a payout is reduced). A professionally installed security system with door sensors, window sensors, motion sensors, glass-break sensors, siren and 24/7 Monitoring service with POLICE dispatch will limit the intruders time on site – which also reduces your losses.
- PROTECT YOUR HOME AND FAMILY FROM FIRE
According to the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) there are about 354,400 house fires each year in USA, resulting in an average of 2,620 deaths and 11,220 injuries per year. The #1 ignition source in all preventable house fires is cooking equipment that ignites clothing, oil or flammable liquids. In fatal, preventable house fires, the #1 ignition source is smoking materials, such as cigarettes. Fires are most likely to start in the kitchen, bedrooms and living room. In fatal, preventable house fires, more than 1/3 of the homes didn’t have a working smoke detector.
A modern home security system can protect you from smoke and fires. Monitored Smoke and Heat sensors alert occupants of the presence of smoke, identify the source of the heat and also contact our 24/7 Monitoring Stations with FIRE Department dispatch. Smoke and heat sensors should be installed in hallways and near bedrooms. Some insurance companies provide additional discounts when you have monitored fire protection.
- AVOID COSTLY REPAIRS AND INSURANCE CLAIMS FROM FLOODING AND HEATING ISSUES
A monitored flood sensor wouldn’t help if there was a natural disaster, but it could instantly alert you
- if you had flooding from ice melting
- if you had flood from broken sprinklers
- if you had a sewage backup problem
- if a water pipe burst
- if you had a flooding problem with your dishwasher or washing machine
You could potentially save thousands of dollars by dealing with the problem sooner and avoiding an insurance claim.
Going on vacation? Many home-owners insurance policies have requirements that your home must be checked regularly (every 1-4 days) by someone for the policy to remain in force. Alternatively you could install a modern smart home security system with 24/7 Monitoring.
Some insurance companies provide additional discounts when you have monitored flood or low temperature protection.
- STAY CONNECTED
More than a smart app or a cool thermostat, ALARM.COM seamlessly connects the key devices in your home on one platform – so they work together and work smarter. Each system is easily customized to your home’s unique configuration and your needs.
Connect your security, lights, locks, thermostats, video and more — for seamless automation and control.
SECURITY CONTROL – With a variety of panels to choose from, you can take advantage of features such as two-way voice for emergency response, and severe weather alerts that notify you if dangerous conditions are detected nearby. ALARM.COM’S Crash & Smash technology ensures that your system will still work even if the panel is smashed.
LIGHT CONTROL – Manage lights with automatic schedules, and set rules to have lights automatically turn on in an alarm event for added visibility and safety.
LOCK CONTROL – Eliminate the need for keys with smart locks. Give each user their own lock code, remotely lock or unlock the door through your app, and get a notification whenever a user unlocks the door.
THERMOSTAT CONTROL – You can keep the family room comfortable on the weekend, make sure the nursery is exactly the right temperature at nap time, and have the whole house drop to a savings setting when nobody is there. The Smart Thermostat uses all the security sensors around the home so it can automatically respond to different conditions and activities.
VIDEO SURVEILLANCE – Keep an eye on what matters to you. Peek-in to watch live streaming video anytime, get video alerts if a specific activity occurs, and watch recorded clips – all from your app.
INSTANT ALERTS – What time did my teenager get home? Did I forget to close the garage door when I left today? Unlike traditional systems that only alert you in an alarm event, ALARM.COM lets you know what’s happening at your property at any time. It’s easy to set your own alerts and reminders to be notified of any activity you care about, whether your system is armed or not.
If you would like to know more about any BSG products, services or plans please Contact Us (210) 202-0525 today for more information.